The world of Westeros, with its incredibly detailed descriptions of decor, heraldry, food, and drink, just begs to be celebrated with a party. Perhaps you are planning to make appropriate food for your HBO viewing parties, or you are the gaming sort, and require suitable sustenance as you Battle for Westeros.
For a great guide to planning a GoT party, check out my new Game of Thrones Party Planning ebook, available HERE.
Whatever the case, let this page be your guide to a successful and delicious endeavor! Here are some suggestions for Game of Thrones party ideas. I’ll be updating this section periodically, so be sure to check in once in a while.
Of course, you can also get even more fabulous recipes in the official COOKBOOK, A Feast of Ice and Fire, available in bookstores everywhere.
Simple and Hearty
For the Bold
Not quite canon, but still delicious
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When planning your GoT party, you’ll probably run into a few issues. For example, unless you plan to rewall your dining room with stone, you’ll need a way to alter the atmosphere of the room. Our foolproof solution to this: Candles. Filling your table with candles of various sizes will not only illuminate just the guests, but throw shadows onto the modern walls and accessories in your room, giving the illusion of a more medieval setting. Surrounded by good friends and family, cheeks flushed with mead and mulled wine, you’ll be amazed by the time transcendence.
Choosing a selection of appropriate fabrics and dishware can also help greatly. Rather than use your standard plates and bowls, scan thrift shops for wooden feasting accessories, such as platters, bowls, and silverware. For the very dedicated, whole sets can be purchased online. Even just depriving your guests of forks can go a long way towards a more adventurous meal, depending, of course, on what you’re serving!
Also, as per a reader’s suggestion, offer your guests some Bread and Salt as soon as they arrive. It might not be a foolproof guarantee of their safety, but it’s a good start. Also consider some themed dishware and glasses from the HBO shop; they look great on any feast table!